NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Launching what will be the maiden initiative for the months-old National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins today unveiled a program that will support researchers using biomarker-based studies and other approaches to repurpose compounds owned by three of the world's largest drug developers.

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